|Loveland's Independent News Source
|Merchants Fear South Catalyst Project To
Become 'Crime Catalyst' for Downtown
|Ballot Issue 1A Nov. 5, 2013
WITHOUT ESTABLISHING OR COLLECTING ANY NEW
TAXES, SHALL THE COUNTY BE ALLOWED
TO BUILD A NEW BUILDING OR REMODEL OR
REHABILITATE AN EXISTING BUILDING IN
LOVELAND, COLORADO, USING REVENUE
PREVIOUSLY COLLECTED AND REMAINING FROM
THE SALES AND USE TAX APPROVED AT THE
NOVEMBER 4, 1997 ELECTION, WHICH TAX
EXPIRED IN 2012?
|In 2011 the State of California began releasing
"nonserious" offenders to county jails and releasing them
across the state in compliance with Assembly Bill 109
seeking to reduce prison populations. In addition, an
early release program allows criminals to avoid serving jail
time by remaining on probation under adult supervision.
Like California, Larimer County has also implemented an
early release program and alternative sentencing program
(ASD) along with AIIM.
Redding, a city in Northern California slightly larger than
Loveland at just over 90,000 residents, received money
from the State of California to supervise criminals on
probation in their community which is the county seat.
Four years later, residents now say their city mascot is
tattooed felons on kid bikes as the downtown area has
become a dangerous area full of crime.
Read blog documenting Redding crime wave
(warning site has vulgar language)
Donni Chamberlain Editorial